Garmin 800 Series GPS Receiver User Manual

quick start manual
nüvi 800 series
personal travel assistant
June 2008
© 2008 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
190-00847-01 Rev. C
Printed in Taiwan
Your nüvi Unit
Warning: See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other
important information.
Battery cover
Power key:
slide to the left to turn the unit on/off;
slide to the right to lock the screen
audio out
GPS antenna
card slot
Serial number
under battery
Garmin® and nüvi® are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its
subsidiaries, registered in the USA and other countries.
Garmin Lock™ is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its
subsidiaries. These trademarks may not be used without the
express permission of Garmin. The Bluetooth® word mark
and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use
of such name by Garmin is under license.
Warning: This product contains a user-replaceable,
lithium-ion battery. See the Important Safety and Product
Information guide in the product box for important battery
safety information.
Check your state and local traffic laws before mounting.
Currently, some state laws prohibit drivers from using
suction mounts or other devices on their windshields that
could obstruct the driver’s vision while operating motor
vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard or friction mounting
options should be used. See the Important Safety and
Product Information guide for more details.
Step 1: Install the nüvi
Step 2: Mount the nüvi
1. Plug the vehicle power cable into the
power connector on the right side of the
1. Locate the rectangular lithium-ion battery
that came in the product box.
2. Slide the battery cover off the back of the
3. Locate the metal contacts on the end of
the lithium-ion battery.
4. Insert the battery so the metal contacts
on the battery match up with the metal
contacts inside the battery compartment.
2. Snap the cradle Suction cup
onto the suction
cup arm.
3. Clean and dry
your windshield
and the suction
cup with a lint-free cloth. Remove the
clear plastic from the suction cup. Place
the suction cup on the windshield.
4. Flip the lever back, toward the
5. Fit the bottom of your
nüvi into the cradle.
6. Tilt the nüvi back until it
snaps into place.
5. Press the battery down into place.
6. Slide the battery cover back on until it
clicks into place.
Ways to Charge Your nüvi
• Use the vehicle power cable.
• Use the USB cable.
• Use an optional AC adapter cable.
7. Plug the other end of the vehicle power
cable into a power outlet in your vehicle.
Your unit should turn on automatically if it
is plugged in and the vehicle is running.
8. If you are using a traffic receiver in
Europe, secure the traffic receiver’s
antenna to the windshield using the
suction cups. (The traffic receiver is
included in the nüvi 860 package.)
Step 4: Configure the nüvi
To turn on your nüvi, slide the Power
key to the left and let go after one second.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 3: Activate and Mount
the Speech Recognition
Remote Control
Step 5: Acquire Satellites
Go outdoors to an open area, out of garages,
and away from tall buildings. Stop your
vehicle, and turn on the nüvi. Acquiring
satellite signals may take a few minutes.
Pull the clear tab out of the remote control to
activate it.
bars indicate GPS satellite
strength. When one bar is green, the nüvi
has acquired satellite signals. Now you can
select a destination and navigate to it. For
more information about GPS, visit
Mount the remote control in a convenient
location in your vehicle, such as on your
steering wheel. Use the strap to secure the
remote control in place.
Understanding the Menu
➊ ➋
1. Select Where to? > Address.
2. Select Change State/Province, if
3. Select Search All.
Select Spell City, enter the city/postal
code, and select Done. Select the
city/postal code in the list. (Not all
locations can be found using postal code
4. Enter the number of the address, and
select Done.
5. Enter the street name, and select Done.
Select the correct street in the list, if
6. Select the address, if necessary.
GPS satellite strength
Bluetooth® technology status
(Bluetooth technology is not available
on the nüvi 850.)
➌ Battery status
➍ Current time. Touch to change time
➎ Select to find a destination.
➏ Select to view the map.
➐ Select to make a call when connected to
note: Depending on the version of the
maps loaded on your nüvi, the button
names can change and some steps could be
ordered differently.
a compatible mobile phone.
Select to use the tools such as media
players, settings, and Help.
Finding an Address
➌ ➍
➐ ➑
Select to adjust the volume.
Viewing the Main Pages
View map to open the Map page. The
vehicle icon shows your current
location. Touch and drag the map to view a different area of the map.
After you touch Go, the Map page opens. Your route is marked with a magenta line. As you
travel, your nüvi guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and
directions at the top of the Map page. A checkered flag marks your destination. If you depart
from the original route, your nüvi recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Touch the text bar to open the Turn List page.
to zoom out.
Select Menu to return
to the Menu page.
Select Arrival or
Speed to open the Trip
Computer page.
to zoom in.
To save your current
location, touch the
vehicle icon.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
Trip Computer Page
Turn List Page
Select Turn In to open
the Next Turn page.
Next Turn Page
Tip: A speed limit icon may appear as you travel on major roadways.
Taking a Detour
Walking to a Destination
1. With a route active, select Menu.
2. Select Detour.
If you are walking to your destination, use
Pedestrian mode to optimize your route for
walking. Select Tools > Settings > System
> Usage Mode > Pedestrian > OK.
If the current route is the only reasonable
option, the nüvi might not calculate a detour.
You can also select specific detours while
navigating a route by using the Prompted
Detour feature. Select Tools > Settings >
Navigation > Prompted Detour. While
navigating a route, touch Detour on the
Menu page, and select a detour.
Securing Your nüvi
1. Select Tools > Settings > Security.
2. Select Garmin Lock.
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN and drive to a security
NOTE: If you forget your PIN and your
security location, you must send your nüvi
to Garmin to get it unlocked. You must
also send a valid product registration or
proof of purchase.
Adding a Stop (Via Point) to
Your Route
1. With a route active, select Menu >
Where to?.
2. Search for the extra stop (via point).
3. Select Go!.
4. Select Add as Via Point to add this stop
before your destination. Select Set as
new Destination to make this your new
final destination.
Resetting the nüvi
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn the
nüvi off and on again. If this does not help,
slide the Power key to the left and hold it
there for a minimum of 8 seconds. The nüvi
should operate normally.
TIP: To add more than one stop, edit the
current route. Select Where to? > Routes.
You can also remove the battery, and then
reinstall it.
Using Speech Recognition
Voice Commands
Use the speech recognition feature to speak
to your nüvi to find destinations, select
options, and perform other functions. The
speech recognition feature does not work for
all languages in all areas. See the owner’s
manual at for more
1. Press the large button on the remote.
2. Wait for the
green speak icon to
3. Speak a command.
Using the Remote Control
Using Speech Recognition
Speech recognition uses four search
Use the remote control to start or stop a
speech recognition session.
Speak any text on the screen
Speak shortcut commands
Speak the name of a popular place
Speak an address
To speak any text on the screen:
1. Speak any word on the screen. For
example, from the Tools menu, you can
speak Routes or Page Down.
2. Listen for the voice prompt before
speaking your next command.
Start speech
Stop speech
You can also speak Find Nearest to search
a location category. Location categories are
Point of Interest categories contained in
the nüvi. The Find Nearest command only
works from the Menu page, Where to? page,
and Map page.
To speak shortcut commands:
1. Speak any shortcut command from the
Shortcut Commands table. You can use
shortcut commands from any screen.
2. Listen for the voice prompt before
speaking your next command.
Shortcut Commands
Audible Player
To search using the Find Nearest
shortcut command:
1. Speak Find Nearest followed by a Point
of Interest category, such as Italian
Cancel Route
Main Menu
Music Player
Find Address
Stop Listening
Find City
Tools Menu
Find Favorite
Trip Computer
Find Place by
View Map
Find Place by Name
Volume Down
Find Recently Found
Volume Up
Go Home
Where Am I?
Hands Free
Where To?
“Find Nearest Italian Restaurant”
Additional examples of Find Nearest
commands include:
Find Nearest Gas Station
Find Nearest Grocery Store
Find Nearest Bank
Find Nearest Movie Theater
To speak the name of a popular place:
1. Speak Find Place by Name from any
4. Speak Yes to navigate to the place, or
speak No to go back to the list of found
“Find Place by Name”
2. Listen for the voice prompt, and speak
the name of the place. The nüvi repeats
the name of the place as it is searching.
To speak an address:
1. Speak Find Address from any screen.
2. Respond to the prompts to speak or spell
the city name, house number, and street.
Using Photo Navigation
Panoramio™ provides photos that contain
location information called geotags. You can
load these geotagged photos onto your nüvi
or microSD card and navigate to them. See and your
owner’s manual for more information.
3. A list of places appears. Speak the line
number of the place you want.
1. Select Where to? > Favorites >
Panoramio Photos.
2. Select a Panoramio photo.
3. Select Go! to navigate to the location.
“Line 1”
6. Select your phone, and select OK.
note: You can also navigate to a photo
by touching Tools > Picture Viewer,
and then selecting a photo. If the photo
includes location information, touch Go!
to create a route to that location.
7. Enter the Bluetooth PIN (1234) for your
nüvi in your phone.
Calling a Number
1. Select Hands Free > Dial.
2. Enter the number, and select Dial.
3. To end a call, touch
> End Call.
Using Hands-Free Features
Hands-free phone features are available
only if your nüvi and your mobile phone
have Bluetooth wireless technology. Not
all phones support all the hands-free phone
features the nüvi provides. To use the handsfree features, you must pair your phone and
the nüvi.
Receiving a Call
When you get a call, the Incoming Call
window opens. Select Answer to answer
the call. Select Ignore to ignore the call and
stop the phone from ringing.
Using the FM Transmitter
Pairing Your Phone
1. Verify that your phone is compatible with
the nüvi (
2. From the Menu page, select Tools >
Settings > Bluetooth > Add.
3 Select Add.
4. Enable the Bluetooth component of your
phone and enable Find Me/Discoverable/
Visible mode. These settings might be in
a Bluetooth menu, Connections menu, or
Hands-free menu.
5. Select OK on the nüvi.
Before using the FM transmitter in your area, see the FM
transmitter legal notice in the owner’s manual. Use of FM
transmitters is currently illegal in certain European countries
due to specific radio frequency restrictions. You must check
the local regulations in all European countries in which you
intend to use the FM transmitter to ensure its legality. For more
information, visit
You can listen to the audio from your nüvi
on your vehicle’s speakers. On the Menu
page, select Volume > Audio Output > FM
Transmitter. Select an FM channel for the
FM transmitter, and select the same channel
on your nüvi.
automatically recalculates the route.
The Map page displays
there is traffic on your route. The number in
the icon represents the number of minutes
the traffic has added to your route, which
has been automatically calculated into the
arrival time shown on the map.
Using FM TMC Traffic
1. On the Map page, touch
The traffic receiver is included in the nüvi
860 package and is an optional accessory for
the nüvi 850. Visit for
more information.
2. Touch
to view traffic delays.
3. Touch Avoid.
Note: You do not need to activate the
subscription included with your FM
traffic receiver (if it came with one). The
subscription activates automatically after
your nüvi acquires satellite signals while
receiving traffic signals from the pay
service provider.
If the nüvi is connected to the FM Traffic
Message Channel (TMC) traffic receiver,
connected to vehicle power, and you are in
a coverage area, the nüvi can receive traffic
delay information. For more information,
More Information
When calculating your route, the
nüvi examines the current traffic and
automatically optimizes the route for the
shortest time. You might still be routed
through traffic if no alternative roads exist.
If a severe traffic delay occurs on your
route while you are navigating, the nüvi
For more information about your nüvi,
select Tools > Help. You can download the
latest version of the owner’s manual from For information about
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contact your Garmin dealer.